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Register for this Saturday's volunteer event at Robinson Preserve

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This event is being sponsored by the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources, and Around the Bend Nature Tours.

Volunteers will be filling bags with material to create new habitat for oysters and fish. Oyster beds represent a unique and valuable component of the Sarasota Bay ecosystem. They provide structural habitat for many species of fish and invertebrates. Oysters are also valued for their ability to improve water quality through their prolific filtering capacity. This is also a great opportunity to check out the new Preserve.

In order to participate you MUST wear appropriate footwear—closed toed shoes are required. We also recommend long-sleeved shirts and pants.

This event is suitable for ages 6 and up.

Please wear hat, sunscreen, and close-toed shoes, which are required (old tennis shoes work great), clothes that can get dirty, and work gloves. Please bring a reusable water bottle to help reduce our plastic pollution. We strongly suggest carpooling.

Since this is a larger event and we are partnering with Tampa Bay Estuary Program we will not be giving out Bay Guardian t-shirts, please wear yours if you have one.

WHAT: Oyster Bagging Volunteer Event
WHERE: 1704 99th Street Northwest, Bradenton, FL 34209
WHEN: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 9:00am-12:00pm

Catered lunch will be provided for all volunteers after the event is done!

Questions? Contact Camille Boffa at: info@sarasotabay.org, 941-955-8085.